Thursday, June 7, 2012

Teratophobia: The Fear of Bearing a Deformed Child

Teratophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of bearing a deformed child.  It also is the fear of monsters or deformed people.  This phobia is also known as Dysmorphophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Teratophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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